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Ten Habits of Unsuccessful Wedding Organizer

Enlisting an occasion organizer has quit as the best choice for any event. They will handle the whole game plans and make all the essential courses of action according to your financial plan. You can even contract an organizer from … Continue reading

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Romantic London Hotels with Five-Star Room Service

If you are planning your honeymoon in London, you have to make sure that you stay in one of the best hotels in London. There are many options from which you can choose, but one of the best hotels is … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know Before Planning a Sustainable Event

If you are planning, an event there should be certain things that you should take into consideration before you decide to plan an event. Here are certain things that should be given a thought to. 1. Environment safety is important- … Continue reading

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London at its best for historical monuments

London has always been a part for a perfect destination for holidays. It has many major attractions for tourist. History is probably the main reason that people visit London; you would find some story in every streets and corner or … Continue reading

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You can now book the best meeting rooms in London

Are you searching for the best meeting rooms in the hotels in London? Do you want to know more about the hotel rooms in London that can be used for the business meetings and conferences? There are usually a hundred … Continue reading

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London’s most iconic bar

Following a long day of scouring the shops on Bond Street and taking in the wonderful sights of London, there is nothing better than sitting back and relaxing with a refreshing cocktail, and if there is anything that London does well, it is a cocktail bar.

Here are some of the greatest bars to visit while in London.

The Champagne Bar at the Montcalm

At the top of Park Lane lies The Montcalm London Marble Arch, a wonderful hotel whose contemporary design and decor is second to none. Aside from being one of the most exclusive hotels in the capital, The Montcalm is also home to the fabulous Champagne Bar.

The Champagne Bar can be found next to the hotel’s stunning main reception. Classy, sophisticated, elegant and seductive, a visit with a partner or friends is an absolute must.

Whatever your choice of tipple is, you will find it here as The Champagne Bar offers a delicious selection of Champagnes, wines and spirits. For anyone who loves a great whisky, sampling the large selection on offer will undoubtedly be an experience not to forget.

If it is a tasty cocktail that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place as the cocktail list is well known throughout the capital for its fantastic offerings, mixing a number of old favourites with some contemporary creations. What’s more, if you can’t find the cocktail of your choice, Adrian, The Champagne Bar’s resident mixologist, is more than happy to make whatever it is that your heart desires – a truly unique experience!

There is also a small range of scrumptious bar food and snacks available to accompany your chosen beverage.

Claridge’s Bar

For a bar with an Art Deco feel, head over to the Claridge’s bar. Situated in the upmarket Mayfair area, the 1920s-esque bar was designed by David Collins and is the place to be if you fancy sampling some vintage Champagne.

Claridge’s Bar offers a wonderful selection of liquors and wines too, as well as some expertly created cocktails. Sit back, relax and enjoy the evening.

69 Colebridge Row

If you happen to be in Islington, make sure to pop by 63 Colebridge Row for a drink. While it may look a bit dark from the outside, this only adds to the ambiance of the establishment, which is very cosy and offers a 1950s feel.

The bartenders wear white lab coats while creating their cocktails and the menu truly reflects the talent of the mixologists who use molecular equipment to master their craft.

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All that Glitters – tips and tricks for applying make up during party season

Christmas is the one time when a little, or even a lot, of sparkle and glitter is perfectly acceptable, in fact, it’s practically expected! The Christmas season sees make up trends showcase neutrals, metallic’s and rich deep hues of berry … Continue reading

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Top tips for saving money when staying in Lndon Hotels

There’s a certain air of luxury surrounding staying at one of Montcalm’s London city hotels, and with this comes the myth that to stay in such extravagance would be extremely costly. However, there are a couple of effective ways to … Continue reading

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Packing lightly for a winter trip

With Christmas fast approaching, many people are headed to London Heathrow to board a plane that will carry them across seas and into the arms of families and loved ones. However, after a soothing night’s sleep at one of Montcalm … Continue reading

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Must see attractions in London at Christmas time

It goes without saying that Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for many reasons, but not least for the exciting and magical events that coincide with this whimsical time of year. With everywhere donned out in twinkling … Continue reading

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How Oxford Street would look if motorists were banned

This time of year is exceptionally busy for nearly every retail outlet, as shoppers pore in to search for the perfect gift to give to their nearest and dearest. It’s at times such as these that retail stores take the … Continue reading

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Must see places near the Lake District

If you’re making a trip to the Lake District, you’re in for a real treat. Stunning scenery, tranquil lakes and plenty of beautiful mountains make for an amazing time appreciating nature and all of its hidden treasures. If you are … Continue reading

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How to plan an around the World trip from London

So, you’re thinking about attempting to see the world by going travelling for a while? If the answer’s yes, then in order to get as much out of your trip as possible you’ll need to do your homework and plan … Continue reading

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Statues of British royalty in London

Some of the most well known statues and monuments in London commemorating the best known past members of the British Monarchy.

When visiting the capital it is almost a rite of passage to go and find some of these royal statues, although it is pretty easy to do so as there are many which can be found almost anywhere you go!

Here we have five of the best royal statues that you must see during your time in London.

Queen Victoria Memorial

When visiting London for a break, the chances are that at some point you will want to head over to Buckingham Palace, after all it is where the Queen lives! While we can’t promise that you will get to see the head of the British Monarchy, we can guarantee that you will be able to spot the breathtaking Queen Victoria Memorial.

Situated outside the Palace, the memorial is also referred to as ‘the wedding cake’ because of its tiered shape and features Queen Victoria sitting on her throne. Made from 2,300 tonnes of white marble, it stands at 25-metres high, making it impossible to miss.

Prince Albert Memorial

It seems fitting to next suggest a visit to pay homage to Queen Victoria’s beloved husband, Prince Albert, whose breathtaking memorial is situated in front of the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington Gardens.

It was designed by George Gilbert Scott and stands at 53-metres high, celebrating Prince Alberts interests as well as the various Victorian achievements, including engineering, manufacturing and commerce. At the base of the memorial, a frieze highlights Prince Albert’s love for the arts, which makes its location across from the Royal Albert Hall even more poignant.

King Charles I Statue

When visiting Trafalgar Square, you will be treated to a number of breathtaking monuments, including one of King Charles I riding a horse. It is the oldest statue in Trafalgar Square having been produced almost 400 years ago in 1638 by Hubert Le Sueur.

This particular statue has a very interesting history as it was actually hidden throughout the Civil War and was then re-erected on the exact spot of the original Queen Eleanor's Cross. Nowadays, it is the spot from which mileage across London is measured.

King George VI

Located on the north side of The Mall between Marlborough Road and Admiralty Arch is a memorial to King George VI. It depicts the King dressed in a naval uniform and was created by William McMillan in 1955.

The bronze statue stands upon a plinth of Portland stone and is situated on a step behind another bronze monument of Queen Elizabeth I.

King George IV

We take you back to Trafalgar Square where a very big statue of King George IV riding bareback on a horse can be found on one of the Square’s four plinths. However, the statue wasn’t actually meant to be erected in this area of London, it was supposed to go on top of an arch in front of Buckingham Palace. Following his death, however, it was placed on the plinth and while it was meant to be temporary, it has remained there since.

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Week End Break In London City

It is an ethnically different town and comprises a blend of population of Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Sikhs along with many others who speak above three hundred languages here. It is moreover seen as an educational center of … Continue reading

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Looking for a wedding venue?? Find them in London Hotels

A wedding is a crucial time and a crucial day of the couple getting in the holy sacrament of matrimony. There is a huge amount of consideration that goes into the various aspects of a wedding and the most important … Continue reading

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Watch the best movies in Netflix UK this holiday season

The top ten movies to watch this holiday season on Netflix are mentioned as follows: Nick Offermen (American Ham): This movie is features a number of humorous jokes about woodworking and the standup special by the Parks and Rec has … Continue reading

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